A Jury Of Her Peers

A Jury Of Her Peers

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Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.In 1900, while she was a fledgling newspaper reporter in Des Moines, Iowa, Susan Glaspell covered a sensational murder case in ... Glaspell was so haunted by the trial that she turned it into a one-act play, Trifles, in 1916, and then into a short story, a€œA Jury of Her Peers, a€ in 1917. ... Two women, the scholar Louise Pound and the novelist Mary Austin, contributed essays to the CHAL, but the marginality ofanbsp;...

Title:A Jury Of Her Peers
Author: Elaine Showalter
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2009-06-11

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